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Format:
Book
Title:
A brief history of seven killings : a novel
ISBN:
9781594486005

9781594633942
Edition:
First Riverhead hardcover edition.
Publication:
New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
Physical Description:
xiv, 688 pages ; 25 cm
Contents:
Original rockers: December 2, 1976 -- Ambush in the night: December 3, 1976 -- Shadow dancin': February 15, 1979 -- White lines/kids in America: August 14, 1985 -- Sound boy killing: March 22, 1991.
Summary:
On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years. Spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters -- assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts -- A Brief History of Seven Killings is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath, from the streets and slums of Kingston in the 70s, to the crack wars in 80s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 90s.
Subject(s):
Assassins -- Fiction.

Oral history -- Fiction.

Crack (Drug) -- Fiction.

Reggae musicians -- Jamaica -- Fiction.

Rastafarians -- Jamaica -- Fiction.

Jamaica -- History -- 1962- -- Fiction.

New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.

New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
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